Sidbury remembers war fallen

WHILE residents turned out for the big Remembrance Parade in Sidmouth on Sunday, members of Sidbury and Sidford Royal British Legion had good support for its wreath laying ceremony.

WHILE residents turned out for the big Remembrance Parade in Sidmouth on Sunday, members of Sidbury and Sidford Royal British Legion had good support for its wreath laying ceremony.

Led by standard bearer Graham Ruck, veterans, RBL members, including president Sir John Cave, Sidbury Brownies and representatives from Sidmouth Town Council and East Devon District Council, gathered at the war memorial to lay wreaths in memory of those fallen in battle.

Councillor Christine Drew laid the town council's wreath, accompanied by EDDC's vice-chairman, Councillor Tony Reed.

"There were a lot of people there, it was a very good turnout," said Mrs Drew, who with other wreath-layers marched to the parish church for the service, conducted by Canon Dennis Gurney.

On Wednesday she sounded the maroons to mark the start of two minutes silence and a short service in the church gardens, attended by children from Sidbury Primary.